Erik’s Bug Jar

Erik's bug jar

working hard to get the jars finished during May. I also plan to cut all the backing and batting for individual quilting. That way I’ll be ready to quilt as you go next month!


Migraines suck

Went to the gym today. Apparently I overdid it, cause I got one of the worst migraines I’ve had in years.  Sparkling, shimmering colours that were crystallized and and glowing!  If I could bottle them, without the ensuring pain and inevitable nausea and full body exhaustion I’d be a millionaire.   They are spectacularly beautiful and remind me of my own personal aurora borealis,  putting on a show, just for me. 

The problem is, they bring fear all by themselves, for they foreshadow extreme pain the like that causes the wish for your own death, for it would mean the end of the pain.  Harbingers of doom are not dark shadowy figures, hooded from sight.  They are shimmering lights only you can see. 

HTTYD2 movie review

10 out of 10

$48 to get in, $30 in treats. Worth every penny and then some X 10!!!

Dreamworks outdid themselves – this was, in Hiccups words, AMAZING!!!!

Everyone has seen the previews, but I won’t give anything away. Suffice it to say that this movie was better than the first one. There was cheering, laughter, clapping, tears, and smiles all around.

Fantastic movie for ALL ages. Best movie I’ve seen this year as a matter of fact!!! Well worth it to see in theatre – don’t wait for the DVD – see it now!!!!

I am home

My family went camping this past weekend with our medieval group.  It was the Investiture for our new Prince and Princess, and it was lovely as usual.  What was different was the rainstorm – it had gale force wind, the rain was coming in sideways and there was hail.  There was lightening, thunder and you could barely see thru the rain, it was coming down so hard – monsoon like, really.

What was also different was we got flooded out of our tent.  Now this has happened to friends in the past, and we have always been the ones to help them in their times of need.  That’s what we have gotten to be known for.  This time it was us.  In 20+ years, we have never been flooded out – this was our turn.  And our friends came thru for us in SPADES!!!!

They helped move us out of the flood,  move our tents to higher ground,  move us back into our tent (one was too wet, and they took our kids in for the night!!),  and then made sure we stayed warm all night.  We didn’t have wet bedding like others did, so we were lucky that way, but our clothes didn’t fare as well, so they lent us garb for the night.  (garb is our slang for medieval clothing).

It really felt wonderful that we were so loved.  I am so glad we have the friends we do.

Minor Ranting-read or ignore

Ok, to start, I have been doing some type of secretarial work since I was 18 year old.  That makes me very experienced at what I do – not going to tell you HOW experienced, but trust me, I know what I’m doing.

Now, with all that experience comes speed.  Specifically at filing.  I hate filing, but I’m good at it.  It’s kinda like a multiple choice test – either you know the answer immediately, or you don’t.  If you don’t, you go back thru the answers later, if/when you have more time.  Same when you are filing – you have a file to put stuff into or you don’t – if you don’t you go back thru later to find it.  It could be misfiled after all.  You don’t focus on one file – it’s the whole that you have to focus on.

It is end of year for my school.  That means that ALL the filing that I *YAY* get to do is being done.  It’s a big job, and I knew I’d need help, so I asked 3 of my co-workers for help.  One of them is very competent, and we finished our part in about 15 minutes.  The other two – well one is competent and the other…. well, her strengths lie elsewhere.  Far far far away elsewhere.  She focuses on the miniscule, the one, not the many. 

So, to end this rant, I had to leave the back filing area.  I was getting irritated and frustrated, because she is so SLOOOOOOWWWW at filing.  I realize I’m really good at it, and she is doing me a major favour by helping me, even at her speed of *TURTLE!!!*, so I have to just say “Thank you” and step away.  But now, because of her “help”, I’ll be finishing this tomorrow.  GAHHHHHH!!

And unfortunately, these print-outs can’t be done earlier in the year when I have more time, or have nothing better to do.  They MUST be printed out at the end of the year.  I only wish – I’d print them and file them when I have lots of time!  The last two days are always crazy cause we all want to go to the end-of-year party ASAP. 

<sigh>  End of rant – thanks for listening.  Now, back to your regular programmed Happy Happy Joy Joy writingness.